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Clinton Breaks Glass Ceiling, Claims Party's Presidential Nomination

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 4:10am

Hillary Clinton marked the historic moment as she became the first female presumptive nominee of a major American political party. And she delivered her speech from a hall with a glass ceiling.

The Party Of Nelson Mandela Struggles To Attract New Voters

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 4:10am

South Africa has been a de facto one-party state since the end of apartheid in 1994. But the ruling African National Congress is losing support among South Africa's youth.

Where Do Democrats Stand As Far As Unifying The Party?

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 4:10am

The president is eager to endorse Hillary Clinton but Bernie Sanders fights on. David Greene and Renee Montagne talk to Clinton supporter Sen. Sherrod Brown and Rep. Raul Grijalva, who backs Sanders.

Was It Worth It For Lesotho To Sell Its Water To South Africa?

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 4:10am

What happens when a country decides to sell its water then hits a drought? Our Planet Money team takes us to a country in Africa that might have given away its most valuable resource.

NHL Final Round Standouts: Penguins' Sidney Crosby, Sharks' Joel Ward

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 4:10am

David Greene talks to Hemal Jhaveri, a writer with the USA Today sports blog — For The Win — about two of the most interesting players in this year's final round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs.

After Tuesday's Primaries, Bernie Sanders Presses On

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 4:10am

Bernie Sanders has vowed to stay in the race, despite Hillary Clinton claiming the Democratic presidential nomination. Sanders' supporters reject the idea that Clinton has won the nomination.

Trump Pivots Toward A Presidential Image In Primary Results Speech

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 4:10am

Donald Trump finds himself in a head-to-head race for the presidency with Hillary Clinton. Renee Montagne talks to writer Roger Simon about what to expect from the Trump campaign.

'Curious George' Learns How American-Muslims Celebrate Ramadan

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 4:10am

Curious George has celebrated Christmas, welcomed Easter and marked the eight days of Hanukkah. And now, the iconic little monkey is curious about another world faith: Islam.

What Happened To The Muhammad Ali I Idolized, Blackistone Asks

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 4:10am

Growing up, sports commentator Kevin Blackistone idolized Muhammad Ali. With Ali's death last week, he wonders why the man he sees in the obituaries is so different than the Ali he remembers.

How Student Debt Affects Personal Choices Of Young People

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 4:10am

Researchers examine the effects of student debt on the personal choices that young adults have to make. For example, decisions about whether to get married or when to have children.

Republicans Wonder If Trump Can Learn To Follow A Script

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 4:10am

As the campaign moves into general election mode, Donald Trump is trying to reassure members of the GOP that he can successfully represent the party in the months to come.

Exploring Clinton And Trump's Weaknesses Heading Into November

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 4:10am

As the primary season is about to end, the general election season is gearing up. What are the demographic strengths and weakness of each candidate as they try to win over general election voters.

Landowners And Federal Officials Dispute Red River's Boundaries

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 4:10am

The federal government is changing the border between Texas and Oklahoma. What's going on? That's what landowners along the Red River want to know.

Clinton Reaches Milestone While Sanders Continues The Fight

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 4:10am

NPR's Mara Liasson reports on Tuesday's primary results; David Greene and Renee Montagne talk to Democratic pollster Mo Elleithee and Republican analyst and Trump supporter John Feehery.

Chicago Zoo Pays Tribute To Alexander Hamilton

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 5:57am

The Lincoln Park Zoo named its newborn camel after Alexander Hamilton, the founding father on the $10 bill. The zoo called the camel: Alexander Camelton.

Oops. Wrong National Anthem Is Played

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 5:11am

At the University of Phoenix stadium recently, Uruguay's soccer team was ready to play Mexico, standing proudly to hear their anthem. They looked disappointed when the Chilean anthem played instead.

The Mellon Family And The Start Of The National Gallery Of Art

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 4:02am

Philanthropist and art collector Paul Mellon gave the gift of art to the American people. The National Gallery of Art in Washington is honoring that gift as part of its 75th anniversary celebration.

Trump's Primary Comments May Have Widened The Divide With Latino Voters

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 4:02am

Republicans already face a deficit with Latino voters, and comments made by Trump may have worsened his position in an important swing state: Colorado. Renee Montagne talks to California State Senator Joel Anderson about his support for presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump.

New Mexico Ended Civil Asset Forfeiture. Why Then Is It Still Happening?

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 4:02am

New Mexico passed a sweeping overhaul of civil asset forfeiture — the process through which police can seize suspicious assets without obtaining a conviction. Legislators say some cities' budgets are so dependent on forfeited assets that they disregarding the law.

Momentum Grows To Oust California Judge After Rape Sentence Sparks Outrage

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 4:02am

A California judge is under fire for giving what some are calling a slap on the wrist to a former Stanford University student convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman after a frat party. The student, who was facing up to 14 years in prison, was sentenced to 6 months in county jail.

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